Human papillomavirus & Throat Cancer

We have already discussed Human papillomavirus (HPV) and it’s role in causing cervical cancer. However in recent days the role of Human papillomavirus in causing oral cancers has been in the media thanks to the assertion by Michael Douglas that oral sex gave him HPV which led to throat cancer. Human...

Vinegar to Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

In developing countries, many people don’t have a great deal of money for expensive medical tests to check for cancer. This is true in India where many women cannot afford to have a pap smear to check for cervical cancer. However, in a medical breakthrough that took many years to achieve, doctor...

Heartburn Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that there may be a link between heartburn and certain cancers, such as throat cancer and vocal cord cancer. However the study also suggests that over the counter antacids can help reduce the cancer risk from heartburn. The author of the study, Dr Scott Langevin, suggests:...

Human Papillomavirus and Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a relatively common sexually transmitted virus that infects humans. HPV spreads via the keratinocytes of the skin or mucous membranes and can be transmitted that way during sex. One of the difficulties in avoiding HPV is that it often causes no symptoms in people affected with...